OBITUARY

Dorothy Mary Hunter

3 May, 192212 November, 2020

In Loving Memory

Dorothy passed away at Glynnwood Retirement Residence on Thursday November 12th. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Philip and husband Paul, grandson Mark and his wife Lindsay and great granddaughters Olivia and Natalie. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews and extended family.

Pre-deceased by her husband, Alexander J. Hunter, her three brothers John, Fred and Bob Robertson and by her grandson Christopher Philip.

Dorothy will be remembered for her smile and laugh and love of family, friends, church and volunteering. She was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, York Mills since the mid 1950’s.

Dorothy was a leader in Brownies and Guides for many years. She took many girls on weekend and summer camping experiences. She loved working with children, developing games, crafts and activities. She was actively involved in the procurement of a Guide Camp near Alliston. Through Guiding, she developed many close friendships.

For many years, Dorothy volunteered at Centennial Nursery School where each year she spent one day a week working with a child who had special needs. She found this volunteer opportunity rewarding.

Dorothy liked to be active. She was a member of the YMCA for many years. She enjoyed cross country skiing and walking the trails of the many Toronto parks. Dorothy loved having summers in Haliburton. It was wonderful time for family and for outdoor activities. She enjoyed swimming, kayaking, hiking and card and board games. We all have fond memories of these special times in our lives.

Travel and learning about other cultures were of great interest. For many years she and her friends planned an annual trip. Perhaps her most interesting adventure was to China with her friend Betts in 1989.

Music was a love for Dorothy. In her 50’s she learned to play the organ and had many hours of fun with it. In her early 90’s when she moved to an apartment, she learned to play the keyboard. The family would like to express deep thanks to the staff of Glynnwood Retirement home for their care. Given the COVID situation, there will be a private, immediate family only service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation in memory of Dorothy to Trinity Presbyterian Church York Mills, Memorial Fund, or to North York General Hospital Foundation or to the charity of your choice.

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Terry Weatherill

November 26, 2020

Dear Marilyn, Paul, and Family,

In the 'good ole days' in the 1950's and 60's, my parents and I enjoyed many happy times with your Mom (Grandmother) and Dad (Grandfather) and Marilyn at the horse shows.

We remember so many special qualities about Dorothy. She was an extremely kind, gentile and friendly woman who was most supportive of her family.

It is especially difficult during this unusual time when family and friends cannot extend their support and condolences in person.

We hope all your special memories of your Mom and Grandmother will give you peace.

Sending our deepest sympathies,
Terry and Kathleen Weatherill

Dianne Thomas

November 22, 2020

My memories go back along way into Dorothy's many years in Guiding. The meetings, the visits to her house - being totally floored when she took me into her back yard to see the ponies, on Bayview Ave. just south of the 401.

Dorothy was always so cheerful and upbeat, it was a real pleasure to have known her and been able to work and play with her. She will certainly be missed by family and friends.

I will make a contribution to Girl Guides Ontario in her memory.

Dorothy and Don Mann

November 22, 2020

Dear Marilyn and Paul: We had the privilege of meeting with your Mom on various family occasions. She was a very lovely lady, and was truly a delightful lady to be around.

You, and your family have beautiful memories of her life, which you will always be able to cherish.

Dorothy and Don Mann
Kingston, ON

Judith Slater

November 21, 2020

Dear Marilyn, Paul, Mark and Lindsay,

Aunt Dorothy was a very special person and we will miss her. Thankfully we have many wonderful memories over the years.

Her enthusiasm for her family, friends and activities was contagious. We all looked forward to seeing Aunt Dorothy at family gatherings and visits and her interest in others never wavered. She was truly one of a kind!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love, Jude and Jim



Janice Pengelly

November 21, 2020

Dear Marilyn
We were so sorry to hear of the recent passing of your dear mother.
I remember so well all her adventures at the cottage including the new kayak and camp fires on the beach. She was a going concern.
Sending our deepest sympathies
Janice & Mike

Susan Munro

November 19, 2020

Dear Marilyn, Paul, Mark, Lindsay , Olivia and Natalie.
Our hearts go out to you. Our prayers are with you.
Our entire family will miss Aunt Dorothy so much. We all have special fond memories of her and each of us can tell a favourite story about her. She enjoyed life to the fullest, was interested in each of us and what was happening in our lives. She had a contageous laugh and you couldn't help feeling happy when you were with her. She loved her family and we all loved her. We miss her but we are thankful she is at peace and has left us with heart warming memories. Our deepest sympathy to Marilyn, Paul and family.
Love,
Sue Munro and family

Susan Taylor

November 19, 2020

Mrs. Hunter was my Sunday School teacher at Trinity Presbyterian church in the late 70’s. She was an amazing teacher and role model for us.
Sending our condolences
Susan Taylor
And my father John Taylor

Heather Hudson Macintosh

November 18, 2020

Dear Marilyn, Paul and family,

As you know, I was very fond of Dorothy. I loved her like an aunt! She brightened my life every time I would see her, hear from her or thought about her. She meant even more to mum! I would hear all the great ideas Dorothy had when ‘les girls’ were at her cottage....hikes, live entertainment, crafts, games, wonderful food and plenty of laughter! Then they would turn around and do it again at our cottage minus the crafts! To have friendships like that is a gift. You, Marilyn, were the ultimate daughter. The same goes for the rest of the family. RIP dearest Dorothy.

Linda Haldenby

November 16, 2020

Dear Marilyn, Paul and family,
I was saddened to hear of your mother’s recent passing. I clearly remember her cheerful disposition, sense of fun and infectious laughter. From my childhood, I remember her being a good friend of my mother’s from many decades of doing Guiding work together and from being in the Trefoil Guild.
Hers was a life well lived and she was fortunate to have been so active and engaged into her nineties.
My sincerest condolences,
Linda Haldenby

Sam Cosentino

November 16, 2020

Dear Marilyn, Paul, Mark and Lindsay,

My sincere condolences to all of you . Dorothy was a wonderful lady that will be greatly missed. May you find peace during this difficult time.

Regards, Sam Cosentino

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